The European Union's influence over media discourse on renewable energy sources in Russia

Poberezhskaya, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-6442-5292, 2017. The European Union's influence over media discourse on renewable energy sources in Russia. In: T. Hashimoto and M. Rhimes, eds., Reviewing European Union accession: unexpected results, spillover effects, and externalities. Law in Eastern Europe, 67 . Leiden: Brill Nijhoff. ISBN 9789004316478

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Abstract

This chapter looks at how renewable energy discourse in Russian media has been influenced by the prolonged and intricate EU-Russia energy relationship that was substantially intensified after the EU’s Eastern Enlargement of 2004. Through the analysis of news articles published by the Internet news agency RIA Novosti over 10 years (2004-2013), it has been concluded that in publications referring to renewable energy sources (RES), the frame of ‘Europeanization’ occupies one third of the studied material. Whenever the EU enters the discussion, renewable energy sources are discussed as a solution in combating environmental degradation, a cause for cooperation, or another way to provide energy security. It is argued that, among other factors, the EU plays a positive role in the popularization of RES in Russian media discourse.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Poberezhskaya, M.
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Place of Publication: Leiden
Date: 2017
Volume: 67
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 16 Nov 2017 10:36
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32037

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